Three men on trial for insulting Buddhism in the V Gastro case appear increasingly unlikely to be exonerated by the Bahan Township court.
A US envoy says the humanitarian situation in Arakan State continues to deteriorate and accountability is lacking for attacks on minority Muslims in Burma.
Villagers voice concerns over ongoing large-scale coal mining in southern Burma’s Tenasserim Division, saying an extractive project there is affecting the livelihoods of area residents.
The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) launches a door-to-door voter outreach campaign ahead of Burma’s 2015 national elections, according to party officials.
Twenty Muslims are sentenced to prison on terrorism charges in Shan State after a five-month trial that their lawyer says is biased and without evidence.
The leaders of Burma’s most prominent student group have held a landmark meeting with Khin Aung Myint to discuss the peace process and constitutional reform.
The United States is hoping to nudge Burma’s quasi-civilian government on stalled reforms during a high-level human rights dialogue, yet expectations are limited.
The NLD says the party chairwoman hasn’t dropped her presidential ambitions, after a report indicated that she would instead focus on securing the parliamentary speakership.
A government committee tasked with implementing parliamentary recommendations for resolving problems with the Letpadaung copper mine has rejected criticism that it has mishandled the project.
Finland’s government defends a controversial project in a conflict-affected part of eastern Burma as “successful” in assisting villagers and government officials “to make positive changes.”
Burma’s Union Election Commission says it will soon release a preliminary list of eligible voters in a handful of townships for this year’s general election.
After joining a public prayer for a detained student activist last September, Tin Mar Ye has been imprisoned for a month by a Mandalay court.
Authorities confirm at least four deaths after a rockslide buries them at a jade mine in Hpakant, home to Burma’s richest deposits of the precious stone.
Hundreds of Arakanese Buddhist nationalists protested at Sittwe airport against the visit by the UN human rights rapporteur for Burma Yanghee Lee.
A Burmese court sentences a man to death after finding him guilty of a 2013 bomb attack that killed two people and wounded one.
Both the Border Guard Force and Karen ethnic armed groups are illegally collecting road tolls on the highway between Myawaddy and Kawkareik, locals say.
At least two people are killed and around 30 missing after a mountain of rubble collapsed at a jade mine in northern Burma.
Burma’s two biggest political parties deny recent accusations that they sidestepped election rules by holding premature campaign events under the guise of other issues.
South Okkalar Township activists send a petition to the president urging him to stop the ruling party from developing a former park into condominiums.
City authorities bestow the first-ever award for Rangoon’s most sanitary township, in an effort to clean up the commercial capital and incentivize municipal staff performance.